Working Groups

In today’s interconnected world of technologies, industries, and geographical areas, standards are becoming more important than ever in simplifying product development, easing trade, and speeding adoption. IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) connects people from across the globe to raise standards for technology.

At IEEE SA, interested individuals and organizations form Working Groups to create and write standards. Through the open platform, volunteer participants collaborate to identify the market need for standardization, exchange industry knowledge, and expertise, and reach consensus to push the realization of standards.

From WiFi to blockchain, and sensors to medical devices, IEEE SA brings together more than 600 active Working Groups that represent nearly 1,200 active standards and 1,000 projects striving to make people’s everyday lives easier. Whether you’re a consumer or in business, an educator or a policymaker, you can find a Working Group that relates most to your needs. Discover more about IEEE SA Working Groups, read important updates, and hear volunteer stories.

Looking to get involved in standards development? See how you can make your mark and raise the world’s standards.

Technology’s Essential Ingredient: Measurement Standardization

Technology’s Essential Ingredient: Measurement Standardization

Why Is Standardized Measurement Important? There are currently nearly 1,200 IEEE standards and more than 900 projects under development that impact our everyday life across the world. And behind these critical technical standards is an ongoing effort to ensure a uniform, fundamental, and consistent measurement system needed for them to…
Data Privacy and Ease-of-Use in Wireless Networks

Data Privacy and Ease-of-Use in Wireless Networks

Wireless technology has evolved enormously since the 1999 Macworld trade show, at which Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s AirPort wireless base station and iBook—the first Wi-Fi products widely marketed to consumers, enabled by the IEEE 802.11b™ Standard. They were a great success, and PC vendors soon followed suit, sparking…
Four IEEE Standards to Guide the Future of Online Gaming and Esports

Four IEEE Standards to Guide the Future of Online Gaming and Esports

Why Are Gaming and Esports Industry Standards Needed? Online gaming is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, with 2.7 billion global participants in 2020 (up from 2.2 billion two years earlier), and an estimated $180 billion in revenues in 2020 expected to nearly double by 2026. This growth…
Expanding Singlemode Fiber Capabilities in Ethernet Applications

Expanding Singlemode Fiber Capabilities in Ethernet Applications

The lifecycles of technology innovation and standards refinement are tightly entwined in a space as huge and long-lasting as Ethernet. For example, the new IEEE 802.3cu™, IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation over Single-Mode Fiber at 100 Gb/s…
Raising Safety Standards in Energy and Engineering

Raising Safety Standards in Energy and Engineering

This post is an adaptation of the article by the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. For those of us who have ever watched TV, talked on a cellphone, enjoyed listening to AM/FM radio broadcasts, or received an MRI scan, we can confidently do so with the…
Bringing Clarity and Objective Guidance to Software Based Intelligent Process Automation Space

Bringing Clarity and Objective Guidance to Software Based Intelligent Process Automation Space

While automation—the heart of the “fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0”—clearly has moved from the corners of enterprise strategy and into mainstream conversation, it remains a rapidly maturing technology field characterized by constant change and, sometimes, market confusion. For example, various innovative Software-Based Intelligent Process Automation (SBIPA) technologies have emerged…
IEEE 3079 Standards Aim to Tackle Cybersickness in Virtual Reality

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Head-mounted displays (HMDs) for virtual reality (VR) began arriving in the global marketplace in the mid 2010s, and their initial popular uptake quickly confirmed developers’ belief in their promise across a wide range of application areas including medicine, education, art, and especially gaming. But almost as quickly, a hurdle to…
IEEE 1588-2019 Enhances Network Connectivity with Precision Time Protocol

IEEE 1588-2019 Enhances Network Connectivity with Precision Time Protocol

In a world where automation based on robust and reliant connectivity is being implemented across a wide range of industries, time synchronization within networks has become a key factor in advancing technology and developing new applications to benefit humanity. This year IEEE has brought changes to how time within networks…
IEEE 802.11bf Aims to Enable a New Application of WLAN Technology: WLAN Sensing

IEEE 802.11bf Aims to Enable a New Application of WLAN Technology: WLAN Sensing

The IEEE 802.11™ standards family, the core technology behind Wi-Fi®, has continually been modified and enhanced to meet industry demands for robust and reliable wireless connectivity. A recently approved project, IEEE 802.11bf™ for WLAN sensing,  holds promise for making even greater use of 802.11 technology. This standardization project aims to…
IEEE 802.1 YANG Data Model Standards Enhance Next-Generation Network Management

IEEE 802.1 YANG Data Model Standards Enhance Next-Generation Network Management

Today, network operators and enterprises alike are looking to utilize YANG Data Models to support their new and next-generation network management systems and to address issues related to Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), cloud-based control, fault management, network security and more. In order to address growing industry needs related…
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